Low winds are helping crews battling the nation’s largest wildfire in southern Oregon. The Bootleg Fire has grown to 624 square miles, but better weather conditions have allowed crews to improve fire lines. (July 22)
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A cluster of tropical activity has developed across the Pacific Ocean, as three features battle for dominance and hold the potential for a phenomenon called the Fujiwhara Effect to occur. "Tropical activity has picked up across the eastern Pacific," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Alex DaSilva. The three main areas of interest are Tropical Rainstorm 9-E, Hurricane Hilda and Tropical Storm Ignacio. The good news is that all three features are generally moving away from Mexico and will pose no thre
- Associated Press
Mudslides from heavy rains caused "extreme damage” to a major interstate and left it blocked with piles of boulders and logs, Colorado transportation officials said Sunday, as forecasters warned of more flash floods in the coming days across the Rocky Mountain and Great Basin regions. The flood risk was elevated for many areas of the West where recent wildfires burned away vegetation and left hillsides more susceptible to erosion, the National Weather Service said. Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado, was closed with no word on when it might re-open after being pounded by flash floods over a three-day period.
- USA TODAY
'Homecoming': 100 years after forceful removal, Native American tribe celebrate reclaimed land in Oregon
More than 100 years after their forceful removal from the area, the Nez Perce people came together to bless the recently reclaimed land in Oregon.
- Idaho Statesman
In just a few hours, the thunderstorm left nearly four times as much rain as the Treasure Valley normally sees for all of July.
- KTRK – Houston
The smoke could be seen for miles as it drifted high into the air Saturday while fire crews worked to put it out.
Brazil may be known for beautiful beaches, tropical rainforests and temperate climate, but portions of the country looked more like a winter wonderland this week as snow made a rare appearance in the South American country. One of the strongest polar air masses so far this year intruded into southern Brazil earlier this week, according to MetSul Meteorologia. This influx of cold air also brought snow to more than 30 cities in Rio Grande do Sul, according to weather forecast company Somar Metereo
"It's much worse than I thought," George Clooney said in a video while talking with a state-run television station in Italy
- LA Times
Two fires, among lightning-sparked blazes burning in remote Northern California forests, prompt evacuation warnings and strain firefighting resources.
- The Guardian
Lemon, blacktip, bonnethead and nurse sharks retreat from sea as state struggles to contain pollution problemFlorida red tide: is fertilizer plant spill making it worse? Bonnethead sharks were among the species seen in the Florida canal. Photograph: Mark Conlin/Alamy Hundreds of coastal sharks have taken refuge in a Florida canal, apparently to escape the effects of a toxic red tide outbreak killing hundreds of tons of marine animals. Residents of Buttonwood Harbor, on Longboat Key, recorded unu
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Dangerous weather conditions continue to threaten millions of people across the country.
- The Guardian
ExxonMobil and Suncor face lawsuits in the western state but big oil’s apologists say the US consumer is to blame for emissions Burned buses at the Colorado Mountain Ranch in the historic town of Gold Hill in the Fourmile Canyon fire area in Boulder, Colorado, attest to the effects of a devastating wildfire, Photograph: Craig F Walker/Denver Post/Getty Images More than a decade after the Fourmile Canyon blaze drove even the firefighters out of Gold Hill, blackened hillsides and scorched trees at
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Wildfires and mudslides are some of the concerns brought on by the severe weather conditions.
- The Conversation
Mats of Sargassum seaweed off the coast of St. Martin in April 2018. ELY Michel CC BY-SA 4.0, , CC BY-SAHere’s a handy geography question for your next trivia match: What is the world’s only sea that doesn’t have a land border? The answer is the Sargasso Sea – a 2-million-square-nautical-mile haven of biodiversity that lies east of Bermuda in the Atlantic Ocean. Rather than beaches, it’s bounded by rotating ocean currents that form the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre. The Sargasso is named for s
Tony Laubach is in Kingman, Arizona, tracking storms that are causing flooding and slowing traffic in the area.
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Soaring heat, dry conditions in West lead to fire warnings; California faces potential power outages
At least 87 fires are burning across the country, with weather conditions over the weekend making conditions conducive to new fire starts.
Will N95 Masks Protect You From Wildfire Smoke and Air Pollution? We Asked the Experts About Masking Up, Again
We talked to experts to find out if N95 masks will protect you from wildfire smoke and air pollution.
(Bloomberg) -- A massive methane plume detected last month over Kazakhstan occurred near a major pipeline that supplies natural gas to China.The cloud was observed roughly 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of the largest Kazakh city of Almaty on July 24, and had an emissions rate of more than 200 tons of methane an hour, according to an estimate from geoanalytics firm Kayrros SAS. That amount of the super-warming greenhouse gas would have roughly the same short-term climate warming impact as the an
Flash flood warnings were issued in central Arizona on Friday, July 30, as severe thunderstorms hit the region.This video, shared by Kenneth Seth Yarbrough from the town of Payson, located northeast of Phoenix, shows water rushing by.Thunderstorms weakened over Friday night across most of Phoenix but remained in the forecast into Saturday evening, according to the National Weather Service. Credit: Kenneth Seth Yarbrough via Storyful